Saturday, March 30, 2013

Haiku: WIllow

tease alligators
willow weeps o bayou
tickling waters

Carpe Diem #158, Yanagi (Willow)

Friday, March 29, 2013

Haiku: Waves

Waves foaming
Cool breeze o'er the ocean
Mermaids sing

Carpe Diem Special

suzukaze ya koku ni michite matsu no koe

the cool breeze
fills the empty vault of heaven
with the voice of the pine-tree

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Haiku: Dandelion

Dandelions swirl
Dancing in the spring windstorm
Away, away all

Carpe Diem #157, Tanpopo (Dandelion) 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Haiku: Tako (kite)

Kites on the beach
Lazy afternoon sunbathing

Carpe Diem #156, Tako (kite)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Haiku: Dark Night

full moon rises
o'er hazy metropolis
no heroes in sight

light the signal
calling the dark night forth
the city needs her hero

Carpe Diem #155,  Oborozuki (hazy moon)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Haiku: Spring lantern

Starlight fading
Spring lanterns light the night
Floating spirits

Carpe Diem #154,  Shuntoo (Spring lantern)


A lad from Cork got too frisky
And sent the lass away briskly
He went to the bar
And downed a whole jar
Now drunk off his ass from whiskey

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Haiku: spring paddy fields

labor away
greening spring paddy fields
mosaic landscape

Carpe Diem #153, Haru ta (Spring paddy fields)

Inner Warrior

A painted warrior
Running beneath the stars
Calling ancient magic
Summoning inner strength
For daily challenges
Remembering the past

Sunday Mini-Challenge ~ Release Your Inner Wild Woman

Questions for Galileo

As the stars rise in the night sky
Tell me what you think!
Of the sciences you fathered?
Of their ascension?

As the stars set in the night sky
Tell me what you think!
Of the church that condemned?
Of their descension?

As the stars traverse the sky,
Tell me what you think!
Is there hope for both?

dVersePoetics– a cup of tea with Miss Marple

Six Word Saturday 3/23

Long flight to city of Angels

Haiku: Cherry Flowers

winter fortitude
brings spring cherry flowers
welcome rewards

Carpe Diem Special #28, Onitsura's Cherry-Flowers
saku-karani miru-karani hana no chiru-karani

the cherry-flowers bloom;
we gaze at them;
they fall, and ...

Haiku Heights #214 - Fortitude

Friday, March 22, 2013

Pale Pink Petaled Tears

weeping cherry mourns
for the souls of lost children
watching o'er their graves
as they pass through heaven's gates
shedding pale pink petaled tears

blossom haze of tears
comforting grieving parents
not crying alone

A tanka for Carpe Diem Imagination #4, Weeping Cherry and a haiku for Carpe Diem #152, Hanagumori (Blossom Haze) and Haiku Friday.

Schrödinger's Cat

Dead or alive?
Put in a box
How could one survive?
On duality you thrive
End this paradox
Dead or alive?
Put in a box

Schrödinger's cat


dVerseMeeting the Bar: Negative Capability

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Haiku: Spring

winds blow, rains fall
spring deep in flowers
bluebonnet row

March winds and April showers Bring forth May flowers.

Carpe Diem #151, Haru fukashi (deep Spring)

Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2013: The Big Reveal

In addition to Haiku Heights' April Haiku Challenge that will be following the A to Z theme,  I be explore different poetry forms A to Z not repeating and not including haiku, I haven't decided yet if I will just give the basics of each form or also included a poem I write on each form. (Maybe I'll keep that to myself). If I do write a poem for each form, the post will include a bit about that form at least an example from someone else if I do not write one myself and the Haiku Heights Haiku of the day. I'll try to incorporate the haiku prompts into the poem I write-maybe-or relate the haiku to the other poem. The only letters I had trouble with were X and Y. As it stand now,Y is Yeats Inspired and X is either going to be X-shaped or X-rated unless someone as any legitimate ideas.

Please see the blog sidebar for links to the Reveal and the A to Z Challenge.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles and Curves

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles and Curves-Back with some more pics from my trip to St. Louis earlier this month. Bet ya can't guess what they'll be of! :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wednesday Haiku

Spring equinox
Seasonal succession
Birds splash on

Carpe Diem #150, Higan (Spring equinox)

Hump Day Haiku

This week’s theme is: Continuity
  Join the fun!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


With a glimmer of hope in her eye,
     she waved the past good-bye,
and disappeared into the night.
     No one cared, no one gave a cry.

She searched the land for a white knight
     to set her future path aright.
Prayed someone would hear her heart’s call,
     but no man would hear her plight.

          Alone after all,
               she built up a wall;
          vowed never to try
               -never to fall

dVerse Open Link Night

Haiku: Dinosaurs

Rising horse tail trees
Paleozoic forest
Dinosaurs marching

Carpe Diem #149Tsukushi (horse tail)

Horse tail is the common term for a plant that is only living genus in Equisetaceae which reproduces from spores not seeds. Over one hundred million years ago the class Equisetopsida was much more diverse and dominated the late Paleozoic forests including large trees reaching 30 meters tall.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Haiku: Barley

green barley grow
all spring and summer long
winter whisky

Carpe Diem #148, Aomugi (green barley)

Luck and Romance

Fairies play through the night
As leprechauns merrily  dance
Thier magic burns bright
Until dawn’s first light
Bringing luck and Spring romance
Fairies play through the night
As leprechauns merrily  dance

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Haiku: Valley Stream

raging valley stream
overflows with melting snow
Spring's fury floods in

Carpe Diem Special #27, Onitsura's Valley Stream

tani-mizu ya ishi mo utayomu yama-zakura

the wild cherry:
stones also are singing their songs
in the valley stream

parade marching

We march in sun and cold 
Brass, drums, and flags waving
In parades for young and old
We march in sun and cold
Down the street the band unfolds
Our fight song we’re playing
We march in sun and cold
Brass, drums, and flags waving

the imaginary garden with real toads
Posted for imaginary garden with real toads Sunday Challenge to write a poem telling me how you feel about clowns, parades, or endless snare drum-with-whistle music. If you have been in a parade, did you enjoy it? If you have ever been a clown, was it your choice? If so, why? 

I've been in many parades with girl scouts and as part of the marching band. My triolet poem is about being in the marching band which was a lot of fun despite being some serious business. We even had our own creed.

The Pride of Broke Arrow: The Pride Creed
Now here is the creed of the Pride
It’s true and blue as the sky.
All who believe is shall prosper
And those who deny it, pass by
Upon this field of dreams
We all receive our due,
For this is the only place
Where all our dreams come true.
As with all things most important,
It’s where our hearts and souls abide.
For the strength of the Pride is the member,
And the strength of the member is Pride.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Six Word Saturday 3/16

from cold to hot, no inbetween

81 degrees today

hills of green

Hill of Tara, Ireland

hills of green
calling to my soul
learn magic
feel magic
visit your ancestors’ land
if only i could

Shadorma poem posted for dVerse's prompt – it’s not easy being green.

Saturday Haiku

dressed in Easter best
cacophony of bells ring
urging us outside

our hats block the sun
first cherry blossoms blooming
to birds' love duet

Carpe Diem #147,  Hatsu hana (first cherry blossom)

Haiku Heights #213-cacophony

Friday, March 15, 2013

Haiku: Swallow

Swallows on Willow in Rain
by ITO Sozan. 1925 Japan
High in the trees
Swallows wait out Spring rain
Two hearts pining